Frank Beamer

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Birthday
18, 1946
Birthplace
Mount Airy, NC
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
18, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Mount Airy, NC

About

Became the longtime football coach at Virginia Tech after first taking over the job in 1987; led the school to a number of conference championships and received the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award for the NCAA's top coach in 1999.

Before Fame

He played cornerback at Virginia Tech from 1966 to 1969.

Trivia

His first coaching job was as a graduate assistant at the University of Maryland in 1972. His first head coaching role was with Murray State from 1981 to 1986.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Associated With

Early in his career he was an assistant coach under Bobby Ross at The Citadel.